Born in Pirmasens
|1991 - 1994||
Carpentry apprenticeship with certificate of apprenticeship, Pirmasens
|1994 - 2002||
Architecture studies, University of Kaiserslautern, TU Wien and RWTH Aachen University
||2-month internship in architecture office, Behnisch & Partner, Stuttgart|
||4-month internship in architecture office, Atelier Hans Hollein, Vienna|
||9-month employment at Modellbauwerkstatt LAND GmbH, Aldenhoven|
2-month internship in landscape architecture office, Gruppe F, Berlin;
|2002 - 2005||
Architect at graubner GmbH, Herrischried, conceptual work and planning of sensory gardens, therapy gardens and playgrounds, project management
|2005 - 2012||
Architect at Richter Spielgeräte GmbH, conceptual work and planning of sensory gardens, therapy gardens and playgrounds, cross-generational gardens
Participation in the competition “Neubau Kindergarten St. Margareta in Perl-Besch” (new construction of the St. Margareta nursery in Perl-Besch) in cooperation with architects Leinen und Schmitt GbR, area of outdoor spaces, play roof terrace (award: Acquisition)
|2010 - 2012||
Training as a garden therapist (GHL – advanced training, Caritas, Cologne)
Founding of the business “garten für alle” (gardens for everyone) with garden planning, garden therapy and illustration
Member of the Architektenkammer Bayern (Bavarian chamber of architects) (Member No. 185 340)
Member of Pro Senioren e.V. Rosenheim
From childhood onwards – supported by my parents – my experiences meant I developed a strong connection to nature and its phenomenon and rules. It was therefore inevitable that I would discover Hugo Kükelhaus right at the beginning of my professional career. His “philosophy” and his play stations for developing the senses fascinated me and profoundly influenced my professional development.
These new encounters were the reason why, in the year 2009, I stayed in the Wilhelm-Morgner study and fellowship house in Soest for 14 days (made possible by the cultural parliament of Soest and the Hugo-Kükelhaus society), where I carried out independent study of the legacy of Hugo Kükelhaus in the Soest municipal archives and at his place of residence. The fascinating sketches and drawings inspired me to take up sketching and free-hand drawing as a means of expression in everyday life or while travelling and to develop this for my profession. And while observing natural phenomenon in his play stations, I also found myself increasingly drawn to nature, to design, to cultivated nature, e.g. the garden, during planning processes.
Mankind originated from nature and is a part of nature. Everyone has the right to nature. Happiness research speaks of a happy person when they are able to feel at one with nature. As a passionate gardener and nature lover with my own garden, I too have experienced that gardening makes you happy.The name of my business “gardens for everyone” is an appeal to making outdoor spaces, and thus nature, accessible and usable to everyone. Particularly in cases of dementia, gardens help to develop a dialogue and provide orientation, e. g. based on the seasons.